Recap: Ignite UX Michigan 2014

Kat King speaking at Ignite UX Michigan

Ignite UX Michigan 2014 was a great success, with over 150 user experience professionals gathering in downtown Ann Arbor on October 22 for five-minute presentations focused on usability.

Organized by Mike Beasley and Whitney Ferdon, it was an evening of inspiring talks and a reunion for UX professionals and students, with people traveling from Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Toledo, Ohio to attend the event. Continue reading Recap: Ignite UX Michigan 2014

Learn to Create Accessible Material for Your Online Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

My friend Nick DeNardis messaged me yesterday morning:

You about? I am looking for a good resource to send faculty who are interested in making their course material accessible.

What timing.

This week kicks off a free online course to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of providing accessible material in their online courses. Continue reading Learn to Create Accessible Material for Your Online Courses

Will WebRTC Change the Face of Communication? [Infographic]

Will WebRTC change the face of communication?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’ve been interested in and testing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications for online video conferencing.

I’m excited about the potential for WebRTC. Who wouldn’t want to have a video conference in your browser that just works? Continue reading Will WebRTC Change the Face of Communication? [Infographic]

Ignite UX Michigan Returns October 21

Ignite UX MichiganBuilding on the success of the inaugural event in 2013, Ignite UX Michigan returns for a second year on October 21. with an evening of five minute talks covering a wide variety of user experience topics.

The event will be held at Conor O’Neill’s in downtown Ann Arbor (map and directions). Networking begins at 6:00pm with talks kicking off at 7:00pm. Continue reading Ignite UX Michigan Returns October 21

Photo of the Week: Bennett Arboretum

Bennett Arboretum

If you live in southeast Michigan, you’re probably familiar with Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, part of the University of Michigan.

But did you know thousands of people drive by the oldest public arboretum in Michigan every day, not even knowing it exists? Continue reading Photo of the Week: Bennett Arboretum